Updated: February 25, 2021 7:03:16 pm
The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has decided to hold the draw of lots for 3,664 flats under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). The draw of lots will be held by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar at 11 am on Saturday.
Last month, the event was cancelled at the last minute by the state government as the PCMC had failed to follow “protocol” and invite Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. This time, the BJP-led PCMC has invited both Javadekar and Pawar.
BJP House leader Namdev Dhake said the draw of lots will be held at Prof Ramkrishna More auditorium in Chinchwad. But local residents will not be allowed to enter due to Covid-19 restrictions, and they will have to see it online.
Assistant Municipal Commissioner Anna Bodade on Thursday told The Indian Express that as soon as the draw of lots is held, the beneficiary will get an SMS on their cellphones.
Dhake said PCMC had received 47,898 applications and of these, 47,707 applicants have qualified for the draw of lots for a flat measuring 300 square feet. The flats are being constructed at Charholi (1,442), Borhadewadi (1,288) and Ravet (9,34).
Dhake said the Charholi project work is 15 per cent complete and the Borhadewadi project is 25 per cent complete.
“Ravet project work has not started as the matter is sub-juidice. The rest of the project work will be completed in next six months. The work was affected due to Covid-19 restrictions,” he said.
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Bodade said each flat in Charholi is worth Rs 9.19 lakh, in Borhadewadi Rs 8.71 lakh and the Ravet flat will cost Rs 9.45 lakh. “Of this amount, the Centre will provide Rs 2.5 lakh subsidy, which means the beneficiary will get a flat for around Rs 7 lakh. They will have to pay this amount in instalments of 40 per cent, 40 per cent and 20 per cent in three phases. We have roped in 15 banks and will help the beneficiaries get bank loans for their projects,” he said.
Bodade said those residents who have an annual income of Rs 3 lakh or less were selected. “Besides, they should be a resident of Maharashtra for 15 years and should own no home anywhere in the country. We will find out their property details from the Aadhaar card,” he said.
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